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  1. Overview
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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Contract Specialist

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys

Job Announcement Number:13-EDVA-789273-DE

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, November 16, 2012 to Wednesday, April 10, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Alexandria, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Located in Alexandria, Virginia in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, one of the top prosecutor's offices in the nation. Become part of the U.S. Attorney's Office where you can give back by making your community, state, and country safer and stronger. Individuals interested in becoming a part of a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce that rewards performance and creativity should apply.

The United States Attorney's Office is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #9 out of 31 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorney's Office/United States Attorneys Offices ranked #8 out of 224 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2010 Rankings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See www.bestplacestowork.org. 

 

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys Offices, visit www.justice.gov/usao/.  

 

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement. 

 

This position is also being announced to applicants eligible to apply through Merit Staffing procedures under 13-EDVA-788159-MS.

 

To view the entire announcement, including instructions on how to apply, click on tabs above.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.

DUTIES:

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Serves as the Contracting Officer for the United States Attorney's Office (USAO), exercising a delegation of authority to contract for a variety of services, supplies, and equipment. In addition, provides a variety of administrative support services in such areas as purchasing, budget, space management, internal controls, reproduction services, forms management, and communication services. Conducts management analytical studies and analyses of assigned program areas.

 

Duties include:

  • Purchases goods and services when needed or required, adhering to the appropriate policy, procedures, and processes.
  • Develops procurement plans and strategies by reviewing market conditions, specification and technical requirements.
  • Prepares statement of work, requests for proposal, and other documents necessary to a formal solicitation process, evaluate bids, prepares awards and negotiates contracts from pre-award to post-award.
  • Performs routine and recurring management activities for the district including updating delivery status and certifying receipt for goods and services.
  • Performs administrative assignments in the areas of telecommunications, and supply inventory.
  • The incumbent must successfully complete the applicable certification requirements including the mandatory training and experience required to perform the duties above.

 

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

 

Travel Required: Some travel may be required.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To meet the basic qualification requirements for the GS-12, you must have:

 

Completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field;

 

OR

 

At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

 

In addition to the basic requirement, you must also have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level.

 

Specialized experience is defined as experience which includes developing policy, compiling procurement data information, reviewing requisitions for adequacy of the statement of objectives or performance work statement, determining if what is being requested is an allowable expenditure of appropriated funds, soliciting price quotations or proposals, awarding purchase orders, preparing necessary documentation to support award decisions and resolving any contractor performance issues and any other actions necessary to process any and all purchases.


 

If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.

 

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

 

You will be rated on the following Competencies:

 

Contracting/Procurement:  Knowledge of various types of contracts, techniques for contracting or procurement, and contract negotiation and administration.

Writing:  Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.

Decision Making:  Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.

Attention to Detail:  Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to details.

 

The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link TAG:Link to Questions Only


BENEFITS:

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Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

 

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:

http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) - The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

 

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) - The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

 

Veterans' Preference - If you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application and submit the appropriate documentation, as specified below.

•In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
•In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a signed and dated Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.

 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.



HOW TO APPLY:

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You may apply online or fax in your documents. Applying online is the quickest and most convenient way to process your application and track your status.

The complete Application Package to include all Required Documents listed below must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on Friday, November 30, 2012.

To begin the online process, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Apply Online button at the upper right hand corner of this screen.  You will either need to create an Application Manager account or log in with your current user id and password.  Once you log in, follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. You must click the Submit My Answers button at the end of this process.
  2. To fax supporting documents that you are unable to upload, complete this cover page,http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and use the following Vacancy ID, 789273 Fax your documents to 1-(478)-757-3144. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area. Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Documents submitted with missing information may not be processed.

If you cannot apply online, follow these steps:

  1. Print a copy of this vacancy announcement.
  2. Print the Occupational Questionnaire using the link here so that you can read the questions offline.View Occupational Questionnaire.
  3. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX, in order to provide your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. You may obtain the form by using this URL link, http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions.
  4. Be sure to double check your application before submission. Fax the completed 1203-FX, resume, and supporting documents to 1-(478)-757-3144.Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Documents submitted with missing information may not be processed.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

  • Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. (Online or 1203-FX)
  • Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (cover letter optional).
  • Required:  If you meet qualifications based on education: An unofficial college transcript.  (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript will be required prior to your first day.)
  • Required, if applicable: Veterans' Preference documentation. (See Benefits and Other Information section for details.)
  • Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Coleene M. Rychalski
Phone: (703)299-3932
Fax: (703)299-2584
Email: COLEENE.RYCHALSKI@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
Executive Office for US Attys
Do Not Mail Applications
You Must Apply Online
Washington, DC
20530 Fax: (703)299-2584

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include a credit check, and a drug test by urinalysis. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

13-EDVA-789273-DE

Control Number:

331502200